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125+ Best Robin Williams Quotes About Life, Laughter, And Movies

Funny Robin Williams quotes will bring a smile to your face.

Robin Williams is an icon in the entertainment industry, an icon who left the world too soon, leaving behind a universe of happy memories from his films and days of laughter.

He was a talented actor known to articulately improvise whenever he saw fit and is regarded as one of the most famous and exemplary comedians in the history of comedy. He started out as a stand-up comedian but was later accepted in major movie roles that took his career to a heightened level. His final movie before he died was 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb', while his best movie could be 'Dead Poet's Society'.

Here is a list of some of the choices quotes by Robin Williams that summed his entire career.

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Robin Williams Movie Quotes

Robin Williams quotes will make you happy.

If you are looking for some wholesome movie quotes from Robin Williams, check these out!

1. "A human life is just a heartbeat in heaven."

-Robin Williams, 'What Dreams May Come'.

2. "Mindy McConnell: Ah, your foot's ringing. I'll get it... What's this piece of paper?

Mork: Must be a footnote."

- Robin Williams, 'Mork & Mindy'.

3. "You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere even the stars."

-Robin Williams, 'August Rush'.

4. "Terrible wars have been fought where millions have died for one idea–freedom."

-Robin Williams, 'Bicentennial Man'.

5. "You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome."

-Robin Williams, 'Patch Adams'.

6. "Age makes you more confident."

-Robin Williams, 'Jack'.

7. "Just because they don't love each other anymore, doesn't mean that they don't love you. There are all sorts of different families."

–Robin Williams, 'Mrs. Doubtfire'.

8. "To be free. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world."

- Robin Williams, 'Aladdin'.

9. "Is it more important for me to be a good person, or to be thought of as a good person?"

- Robin Williams, 'World's Greatest Dad'.

10. "Goooood Morning, Vietnam!"

–Robin Williams, 'Good Morning, Vietnam'.

11. "Why can't we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor?"

-Robin Williams, 'Patch Adams'.

12. "Please, don't worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you're ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night."

–Robin Williams, 'Jack'.

13. "When a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day... make a wish and think of me."

–Robin Williams, 'Jack'.

Motivational And Funny Quotes By Robin Williams

Any Robin Williams quote will light up your world.

Robin Williams was more than an actor. His ability to make someone laugh like there is no tomorrow is commendable. Here is a list of some hilarious Robin Williams quotes as well as motivational ones by him.

14. "I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone."

–Robin Williams.

15. "I'm much more open to being a supporting actor right now. At the age of 60, I'll be second fiddle. Fine. I'm happy to do it."

–Robin Williams.

16. "Most interviews I didn't read, for fear of having said something strange or having stepped in a hole."

-Robin Williams.

17. "If I stop trying, I'd get afraid."

-Robin Williams.

18. "This place is strange for me. It's a fantasy life, just very surreal."

- Robin Williams.

19. "What's changed for me in the last four years is rather than just sit and criticize, you say OK, what can you actually do to start wading into it and make it work."

-Robin Williams.

20. "Comedy is acting out optimism."

-Robin Williams.

21. "For a while you get mad, then you get over it."

-Robin Williams.

22. "Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, 'Wonderful. Just have a backup profession like welding.'"

-Robin Williams.

23. "Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?"

-Robin Williams.

24. "With age comes wisdom and confidence."

-Robin Williams.

25. "I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you."

–Robin Williams.

26. "All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul."

–Robin Williams.

27. "At first you think, here's a guy who basically deals in visuals. But no, he knows every movie that's ever been made. He's seen every movie twice."

- Robin Williams, on Steven Spielberg.

28. "The things we fear the most have already happened to us."

-Robin Williams.

29. "'Ah'm on tee-vee, ah'm gonna be fay-mous.' Yeah, for all of five minutes, big time."

-Robin Williams.

30. "Watch the way people watch TV, it's hypnotic."

-Robin Williams.

31. "Well, that's probably what life is, you know? You can do both. You can talk and be funny."

-Robin Williams.

32. "And if you only have one window, use the light."

–Robin Williams

33. "Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift."

-Robin Williams.

34. "I don't carry the characters around when I'm doing the movie."

-Robin Williams.

35. "You get a real sense of God in rehab."

-Robin Williams.

36. "You know the difference between a tornado and divorce in the South? Nothing! Someone's losing a trailer, number one."

-Robin Williams.

37. "I was in a small town where it's not the edge of the world, but you can see it from there."

–Robin Williams.

38. "You build off a topic and explore how far you can go."

–Robin Williams.

39. "The world is changing now, it's beyond arithmetic. It's like into some Malthusian nightmare."

-Robin Williams.

40. "Imagining something is better than remembering something."

-Robin Williams.

41. "I don't practice anything. I spend time looking over ideas and then just get out and do it."

-Robin Williams.

42. "I thank God for cable TV. Without it, I think it would be death for comedians."

-Robin Williams.

43. "You do stuff that causes disgust, and that's hard to recover from."

-Robin Williams.

44. "I was led to comedy as a survival mechanism..."

-Robin Williams.

45. "Occasionally you can improvise — use that as a base and go off from it. But if a script is well-written, you really don't have to."

-Robin Williams.

46. "Explore an idea until you've exhausted it, really go to all the different parameters of it."

-Robin Williams.

47. "That was kind of depressing at first because I took it on myself personally, thinking, 'Oh, God! I'm not funny anymore!'"

- Robin Williams, when 'Mork & Mindy' audience fell.

48. "With film roles it just has to be a character either I haven't done before, or a role with somebody really interesting, or with an interesting person or group of people."

-Robin Williams.

49. "Comedy is there to show us we fart, we laugh, to make us realize we still are part animal."

-Robin Williams.

50. "Make your life spectacular. I know I did."

-Robin Williams.

51. "It's just like – there's everything you could ever think about online."

-Robin Williams.

52. "Things that I see in the future. I see… it could be quite incredible if we can master a few problems."

-Robin Williams.

Humorous And Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes

Here's a list of funny, inspirational quotes by Robin Williams that will inspire you on gloomy days.

53. "I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy."

-Robin Williams.

54. "The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter."

-Robin Williams.

55. "I always come from the idea that I enjoy this. It's a blast. Maybe that keeps it from being intense."

-Robin Williams.

56. "You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."

-Robin Williams.

57. "Having been trained at Juilliard, I could enunciate and be offstage. And it kind of freed me up to work the audience."

-Robin Williams

58. "The world is your oyster. Never stop trying new things."

-Robin Williams

59. "One of my favourite actors of all time although he doesn't necessarily play villains is Peter Lorre."

-Robin Williams.

60. "There's a gentility, I guess you'd say. That's another great Southern word. Gentility."

-Robin Williams.

61. "People can read a lot about me and some do fantasize about celebrities outside of their lives."

-Robin Williams.

62. "Carpe per diem–seize the check."

-Robin Williams.

63. "Reality: What a concept!"

-Robin Williams.

64. "It's the whole thing of taking it slow. And it's so much better."

-Robin Williams.

65. "Read the first couple lines of Ulysses, then went, whew, thanks, I'll wait till the punctuation's in."

-Robin Williams.

66. "Getting into another language set, exploring America from an immigrant's point of view, it was really fun, but also hard work, but I loved doing it."

-Robin Williams.

67. "People would say I never censor. As Billy Crystal says, 'I don't have that button.'"

-Robin Williams.

68. "In the process of looking for comedy, you have to be deeply honest."

-Robin Williams.

69. For me, the favorite character I've ever done with an accent was in 'Moscow On The Hudson'!"

-Robin Williams.

70. "You always want to make sure that everyone in the audience is all taken care of."

-Robin Williams.

71. "You realize, no, actually if you take a break people might be more interested in you."

-Robin Williams.

72. "Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death."

-Robin Williams.

73. "For me, he's always been this very ethical guy."

-Robin Williams on his father.

74. "I've had an odd habit of choosing projects that were the opposite of me, sometimes to the detriment."

-Robin Williams.

75. "A tear is a terrible thing to waste."

-Robin Williams.

76. "I find comics to be pretty honest people in terms of looking at stuff from both sides, or all sides."

-Robin Williams.

77. "There's a world out there. Open a window, and it's there."

-Robin Williams.

78. "Don't associate yourself with toxic people."

-Robin Williams.

79. "Hollywood goes for what sells and what sells is 'warm and happy... good and fun!'"

-Robin Williams.

80. "Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose."

-Robin Williams.

81. "Laughter can be many things—sometimes a medicine, sometimes a weapon, depending on who's administering it."

–Robin Williams.

82. "I don't know the great secrets of acting, I'm just now learning that it's getting to the point where you don't act."

–Robin Williams.

83. "I was at an old flea market the other day and looked at this box of old photographs and you realize that most of these people are dead. There's a moment in time that you really get to see someone."

-Robin Williams.

84. "There are no rules. Just follow your heart."

-Robin Williams.

85. "My favorite game is 'Call Of Duty', the new one, that and 'Battlefield' I've played through."

-Robin Williams.

86. "We've had cloning in the South for years. It's called cousins."

-Robin Williams.

87. "Cricket is basically baseball on valium."

-Robin Williams.

88. "Oh, I don't have inner peace."

-Robin Williams in a 1988 interview.

89. "I get bummed, like I think a lot of us do at certain times."

-Robin Williams.

90. "I started performing, and there was a catharsis in the laughing. People started to be able to laugh again."

-Robin Williams.

91. "You walk on stage - it's your job."

-Robin Williams.

92. "If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days."

-Robin Williams.

93. "But only in their dreams can men be truly free."

-Robin Williams.

94. "You got to love music more than you love food. More than life. More than yourself."

-Robin Williams, 'August Rush'.

95. "Stand-up is the place where you can do things that you could never do in public."

-Robin Williams.

'Good Will Hunting' Movie Quotes

'Good Will Hunting' is one of the most famous movies in Robin Williams' career. Here is a list of quotes from the movie.

95. "You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to."

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting'.

96. "We get to choose who we let in our weird little worlds."

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting'.

97. "You don't know about real loss because it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself."

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting.'

99. "Liberty is a soul's right to breathe."

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting.'

100. "Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself."

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting.'

101. "The question is whether or not you're perfect for each other."

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting.'

102. "He stole my line."

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting.'

103. "I'm holdin' out for somethin' better."

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting.'

104. "I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable."

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting.'

105. "Disrespect my wife again and I'll burn down your house!"

-Robin Williams, 'Good Will Hunting.'

'Dead Poets Society' Quotes

In this famous movie, Robin Williams has showcased his ultimate skills as an actor despite being known as a comedian. If you are looking for a great quote by Robin Williams from this movie, this is a list of quotes that will truly warm your heart. Many people have their favorite Robin Williams quote from this movie.

106. "I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way."

-Robin Williams, 'Dead Poets Society'.

107. "I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself."

-Robin Williams, 'Dead Poets Society'.

108. "Seize the day. Because, believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing."

-Robin Williams, 'Dead Poets Society'.

109. "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race."

-Robin Williams, 'Dead Poet's Society'.

110. "You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all."

-Robin Williams, 'Dead Poets Society'.

111. "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

-Robin Williams, 'Dead Poets Society'.

112. "The human race is filled with passion."

-Robin Williams, 'Dead Poets Society'.

113. "Medicine, law, business, engineering; these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."

-Robin Williams, 'Dead Poets Society'.

Some More Robin Williams Quotes

Here's a list of some more wholesome quotes by Robin Williams.

114. "They're (MREs) basically, you go to Afghanistan and you'll swallow enough dust that you'll pass an adobe brick."

-Robin Williams.

115. "You know, you get that tattoo of barbed wire when you're 18, but by the time you're 80, it's a picket fence."

-Robin Williams.

116. "Even fools seem smart when they are quiet."

-Robin Williams.

117. "One thing I remember about me pap was that he always used to throw me up in the air."

- Robin Williams, 'Popeye'.

118. "What is the difference between the Cub Scouts and the military? Bzzzzzt! Cub Scouts don't have heavy artillery!"

- Robin Williams, 'Good Morning, Vietnam!'

119. "Some are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them."

- Robin Williams, 'Night At The Museum'.

120. "The technology, it changes almost on a weekly basis, it's immediate."

- Robin Williams.

Quotes About Robin Williams

Here are some amazing quotes about Robin Williams said by celebrities as a tribute to the man following his death:

121. "From every comedian here at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we salute him and we say goodbye."

- Eddie Izzard.

122. "He could not help but be funny all the time. He would do something as long as it would keep you laughing."

- Ben Stiller.

123." What a wonderful man, boy, and what a tremendous talent in the most important art of any time – comedy! I loved him."

- Chevy Chase.

124. "Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him."

- Steven Spielberg.

125. "What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent, and astounding intellect, was his huge heart..."

- Nathan Lane.

126. "Robin was a world treasure."

- Glenn Close.

127. "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up."

- Zelda Williams.

128. "I can't believe my lovely friend is gone. My heart goes out to his wife and his beloved children. He brought us so much joy and laughter."

- Eric Idle.

129. "You made me laugh even when you weren't even trying to, you were a warm, caring man and funny as hell!"

- Jonah Lomu.

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